Zakk Jones is a Columbus based guitarist, composer/arranger, and educator with a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University. In his 7+ years on the Columbus scene he has had the opportunity to play at major venues and festivals both locally and all over the country. He regularly tours and performs with Doc Robinson, Popgun, Safety Squad, Chris Jamison (from NBC’s The Voice), the Andy Shaw Band, the Coasters (legendary R&B group), Tony Monaco and his own trio in addition to others. He has studied with Stan Smith, Lage Lund, Peter Mazza, Corey Christiansen, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Gilad Hekselman. Besides performing, Zakk Jones is an adjunct faculty member at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University where he heads the guitar studio.
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The Zakk Jones Trio…
The Zakk Jones Trio is a dynamic group that fluidly blends styles as varied as modern jazz, Americana/country and fusion, often even in the same songs. Between unique arrangements of classic songs/standards and original material, the trio brings any audience a fresh listening experience that’s filled with creative improvisations. Having met in their undergraduate studies years ago, the trio has spent countless hours gigging, rehearsing, writing and simply hanging together, which is all an anchor for their strong musical connection. The Zakk Jones Trio has performed at venues/clubs like Bar Next Door (NYC), Bop Stop (Cleveland), Dick's Den (Columbus), Schwartz's Point Jazz & Acoustic Club (Cincinnati) Pausa Art House (Buffalo) Light Club Lamp Shop (Burlington, Vt) and many more! Their debut album “Mise-en-Scéne” will be released in 2019, produced and engineered by Grammy-award winning professionals.